Jump to content

Crusader sword


Recommended Posts

My crusade has begun.  With my interest in the Knights Templar and the beginning of the new show 'Knightfall', I finally decided to embark on the crusader sword.  While the ones in the show have all of the engraving and enhancements, I will be trying to be more historically correct.  The target overall length is about 39" with a blade width of 2 1/4" at the hilt.  The fuller length will be about 2/3 of the length of the blade.  The hilt will be a simple cross hilt and the pommel will be a simple medallion type.  In the photo, you see what I started out with, a new leaf spring blank that was cut in half.  I have one of the blade blanks roughly forged with more forging to go.  

 

PC190003.JPG

  • Like 3

You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You are cranking them out man! Time to click that "follow button again"

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to post
Share on other sites

You are of to a great start!
Make the fuller deep so it leaves about a 1 mm web in the middle of the blade.
Make the outer third of the blade thin (about .5 mm behind the point) and make a rather drastic distal taper in the first 1/5 of the blade (go down 1.5 - 2 mm in thickness).

The blade will then be agile and nice to work with.

I will watch this with interest!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

More progress made today.  The blade now has a general profile with the start of hammered in bevels.  I still have a way to go yet, but this is starting to look like something.  I'm getting excited now.  :D

 

PC210006.JPG

  • Like 3

You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

Link to post
Share on other sites

And for today's progress...  The blade had to go back into the forge to take care of a slight warp.  The warp was spread out and too much to grind out, so I got it straightened and annealed (again).  After all that, the cleanup work has begun along with the beginning of the bevel work.

 

PC220001.JPG

  • Like 1

You are NEVER too old to learn something new.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...